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Oct 21
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I mean, of these four Chrises, one of them has to be the worst, and what does it matter if Pratt is the worst Chris?

Oct 12
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I very much prefer Japanese RPGs. I play some Western RPGs (like The Witcher 3, the Mass Effect trilogy, etc.), but I’ve always liked Japanese RPGs more.

Oct 10
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North America got Super Mario USA. Japan got Super Mario Bros. 2, Doki Doki Panic, and Super Mario USA, so I think it’s hard to argue that they got the worse deal.

Personally, though, I think that Super Mario USA is the worst of the 2D Mario platformers. I’ve never much cared for the game.

Oct 5
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Nope, never. The only gaming device I got at launch was a Gameboy Advance, and I kind of regretted it since the only game I had for a few months was Mario Kart Advance. I always prefer to wait at least a year until the console is on sale and it has more than one good game (and the good games will start having better Read more

Oct 5
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Or you could have been like me and just swapped the buttons in Final Fantasy IX so that O is confirm and X is cancel. The option to change the button layout exists in the game’s menu.

Oct 5
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I was annoyed when I played Final Fantasy VIII on the PS1 and the X and O buttons were reversed. However, it didn’t matter much since the game let me change the button configurations.

Seriously, the best solution is for every game developer to let players decide the button layouts. That way, everybody is happy.

Sep 27
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I wouldn’t say that Final Fantasy needs a “dark and gritty” reboot (although I would love it if the series returned to the battle system used in FFIV-IX). I just want Square to make the next game better; I’m not a fan of the series leaning more towards action, but I’ll put up with it if the action is actually fun this Read more

Sep 27
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Yeah, I played Final Fantasy IX and love it. It’s my third favourite game in the series (after VI and VII). I’m not sure why you might think that I said I hate it (my comment about loving FFVII “far more” than its offline sequels may have been a bit of an exaggeration, as it’s more the case that I love it “more,” not Read more

Sep 27
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I thought that Final Fantasy XV was quite hideous (nothing like a photo-realistic depiction of a bland countryside!) but considered its ugliness beside the point—I hate FFXV because I hate its story and gameplay. I thought that Final Fantasy XIII looked quite nice (it has some cool character designs) but considered Read more

Sep 24
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Another great article, Peter! I grew up with Ocarina of Time, so I’ll always be able to enjoy it. The gameplay certainly isn’t as sharp as several Zelda sequels after it (the combat is rough), but Ocarina has excellent pacing and great dungeon design (the Water Temple’s been my favourite since 1998, and I don’t care Read more

Sep 24
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Close. Gestalt and Replicant happen at the same time; they’re just different versions of the same events (one with an old man protagonist and another with a teen protagonist).

Sep 18
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Honestly, all a launch lineup needs is one or two must-play games (almost invariably exclusives), so that people will be compelled to buy the console right away. Nintendo pulls this off all the time (see: the Switch, with Breath of the Wild, the N64, with Super Mario 64, etc.). I think the only XBox to pull this feat Read more

Sep 18
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Its OST is solid, yes. Shame about the actual game part of the game, though.

Sep 16
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Hmm, can’t say that the turn-based RPG genre is ever one I wanted to be mixed with rogue-lite elements. It’s a shame since this game sounds interesting to me, otherwise.

Aug 24
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I prefer physical copies, but my purchasing decisions are primarily dictated by cost. A lot of the games I want are cheapest when bought digitally, so now I have a bunch of digital and physical gaming media (and that’s without mentioning the many indie games which are sold exclusively digital).

Aug 12
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It’s a more generous description than my opinion of the movie.

Aug 4
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If Trump is skipping funerals because the deceased didn’t go to his inauguration, Trump is going to be missing a lot of funerals in the future.

Aug 3
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Eh, it’s just the same nonsense Sony has been doing from the beginning, despite their controller barely changing from the old DualShock on the PS1. Not that I think Nintendo is any better—I have no idea why my Wii U Pro Controller couldn’t work on a Switch even though they have the exact same buttons and analogue Read more

Jul 30
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I think this perspective on Byleth is interesting, since I view the character as the worst protagonist of all the Fire Emblem games I’ve played (...which is most of them). I can’t get over how much I hate Byleth’s silence in the game, and how the narrative acts like Byleth has changed and experienced character Read more